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The Best Jewellery Materials

May 25, 2023

Jewellery has always been a highly sought-after accessory piece. The best jewellery investment pieces will not only spruce up any outfit, but also serve as a reflection of an individual’s personality and as an opportunity for self-expression.

Custom-made jewellery in Melbourne can be among the best in the world, on par with one of the expensive jewellery brands. The first step in finding the right piece for you is knowing the types of material available to last lifetimes and in your price range. 


What to Consider When Selecting Jewellery Material 

Here are some material characteristics to keep in mind when making your selections:



Jewellery is an investment. It is perfectly reasonable to want your jewellery to last for many years to come, especially if the piece has sentimental value like an engagement ring. 

Some materials are more durable than others. Gold and platinum, for example, come with a hefty price tag but are known for their outstanding durability and their immense resistance to everyday wear and tear. Silver, on the other hand, is a durable option for anyone on a budget—although it does require a little more maintenance to prevent it from tarnishing. 

Emeralds, rubies, diamonds, opals, pearls, and sapphires are eye-catching materials that make for beautiful engagement rings, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. Unlike gold and silver, precious gemstones are not as durable and require special care. 

Familiarising yourself with the various types of materials available to you and their durability levels will allow you to select a piece that truly meets your wants and needs.



When it comes to high-quality jewellery, gold and platinum take the lead in popularity. Both have a timeless elegance, but gold and platinum also come with a higher price tag. While they might not be as friendly on the wallet as other materials, gold and platinum are generally regarded as good investments that will hold their value over time. 


Personal Preference and Style 

At the end of the day, picking the right jewellery material comes down to personal preference and style. Everyone has their own unique style, so it’s most important to find a jewellery piece that complements you. After all, jewellery is a form of self-expression, so why not find a piece that makes you feel like the best version of yourself?

For example, someone wanting a classic look might opt for gold or platinum, whereas someone wanting to keep it a little more modern and fun might opt for a gemstone on a silver setting. Selecting the best materials for your custom jewellery piece is a personal decision that requires that you consider their durability and cost, as well as your personal preference. 

Let Holloway Diamonds Design Your Dream Jewellery Piece

Once you have decided on the materials you want to use to make your custom jewellery, you are well on your way to finding a piece that not only fits your style, but also addresses your wants and your needs. 

From diamond and aquamarine to ruby and sapphire, Holloway Diamonds is your one-stop shop for high-quality custom jewellery. With a vast array of materials to choose from and a team of expert designers, let Holloway Diamonds bring your dream jewellery piece to life!

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